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Anna Swirszczynska

[Anna Swir] (1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)

Anna Swirszczynska
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Anna Swirszczynska (also known as Anna Swir) was a Polish poet whose works deal with themes, including her experiences during World War II, motherhood, the female body, and sensuality.

Swirszczynska was born in Warsaw and grew up in poverty as the daughter of an artist. She began publishing her poems in the 1930s. During the Nazi occupation of Poland she joined the Polish resistance movement in World War II and was a military nurse during the Warsaw Uprising. She wrote for underground publications and once waited 60 minutes to be executed. Czeslaw Milosz writes of knowing her during this time and has translated a volume of ... more »

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  • Susan Betts (1/27/2012 10:40:00 AM)

    More poems by this author please.

  • Susan Betts (1/27/2012 10:39:00 AM)

    I love all the 7 poems of Anna Swirszcynska on this website. I would really like to be able to find some more.

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